Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

Who among the following was the

president of the All India States' People's
Conference in 1939?
A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Jaya Prakash Narayan
C. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
D. Sheikh Abdullah

View Answer Ans: A

2 - Question

In 1923, Swaraj party gained absolute
majority in
A. UP Council
B. Legislative Assembly of India
C. CP Council
D. Bengal Council
View Answer Ans: D

3 - Question

The important initiatives of different
Governors-Generals are mentioned here:
1. Introduction of Dual government in Bengal:
Robert Clive
2. Removal of restriction on Press: William
3. Introduction of English education: Charles
Select the code for correct statements
A. Only 2
B. Only 1
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: D

4 - Question

According to ancient Indian cosmogonic
ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four
aeons (Yugas) is
A. Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali
B. Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali
C. Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali
D. Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita
View Answer Ans: A

5 - Question

Within the Vijaynagar administration what
were Manyams?
A. Tax free land granted to the temples
B. Village assemblies
C. Tax free land granted to the Ayagars
D. Assemblies of territorial divisions that were
larger than the villages
View Answer Ans: C

6 - Question

Different methods of protest were
advocated by different leaders in the course of
national movement:
1. Gokhale - Petitions and resolutions
2. Bhagat Singh - Acts of bravery to rouse the
masses; revolt by the masses for the masses
3. Tilak - Direct action
4. Gandhi - Non-constitutional methods
Select the code for correct statements:
A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. Only 4
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: A

7 - Question

The Chalisa or the group of forty was the
nickname of:
A. Persons who collected tax
B. Class of village headman
C. Turkish nobility created by Iltutmish
D. Officers who were chiefs of merchandise.
View Answer Ans: C

8 - Question

Who among the following used the phrase
'Un- British' to criticize the English colonial
control of India?
A. Pherozeshah Mehta
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Anandmohan Bose
D. BadruddinTyabji
View Answer Ans: B

9 - Question

List I List II A. Hindu widow's remarriage
1. William Bentinck B. Prohibition of Sati 2.
Lansdowne C. Age of Consent Act 3.
Ellenborough D. Abolition of slavery 4. Dalhousie
A. A – 4; B – 1; C – 2; D – 3
B. A – 3; B – 4; C – 2; D – 1
C. A – 4; B – 2; C – 1; D – 3
D. A – 2; B – 1; C – 3; D – 4
View Answer Ans: A

10 - Question

Which one of the following was the main
reason for the split between the Moderates and
the Extremist at the Surat session of the INC in
1905 known as 'Surat Split'?
A. Unleashing of violence in the open session of
the Congress by the Extremists
B. Bipin Pal's efforts for a broad-based
resolution on boycott to cover boycott of
honorary offices as well as foreign goods
C. The shift of the Congress venue from Nagpur
to Surat
D. Attempts of the Extremists to get B.G. Tilak
elected as the Congress President
View Answer Ans: B

11 - Question

Consider the following statements: A. The
village headman continued to be important in
the Gupta times. B. The village headman
managed village affairs with the assistance of
elders. C. No land transactions could be effected
without his consent.
A. A and C are true
B. B and C are true
C. All are true
D. A and B are true
View Answer Ans: C

12 - Question

Who is considered to be the founder of
Bhakti movement?
A. Madhwacharya
B. Shankaracharya
C. Nimbakacharya
D. Ramanujacharya
View Answer Ans: D

13 - Question

Iltutmish followed the policy of neutrality
when Mangabarni asked for help against the
Mongols because
A. he did not want to drag his infant kingdom
into Central Asian politics
B. he was not strong enough to help him
C. he did not like Mangabarni
D. he was scared of the Mongols
View Answer Ans: A

14 - Question

Which one of the following does not
indicate the difference between Mahayanism
and Hinayanism?
A. Use of the Sanskrit language
B. Admission of women into the monasteries
C. Belief in the Bodhisattvas
D. Worship of the image of Buddha
View Answer Ans: B

15 - Question

Harivamsa Purana was written by
A. Jinasena Suri
B. Sudraka
C. Vishaka Datta
D. Kamandaka
View Answer Ans: A

16 - Question

Some of the ancient Indian Kings or
dynasties have been eulogised by pre-eminent
court poets/writers:
1. Pulakesin II by Ravikirti
2. Chandragupta Maurya by Megasthenes
3. Harsha by Bana Bhatta
4. Chandragupta II by Fa-hien Select the code
for correct matches:
A. 1 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 3
View Answer Ans: C

17 - Question

The triratnas were emphasized by
A. Gandapada
B. The Buddha
C. Manu
D. Mahavira
View Answer Ans: D

18 - Question

At which of the following places has a
major Rock Edicts. of Ashoka been found?
A. Allahabad
B. Delhi
C. Barabar
D. Girnar
View Answer Ans: D

19 - Question

With reference to art and archaeological
history of India, which one among the following
was made earliest?
A. Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram
B. Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
C. Varaha Image at Udayagiri
D. Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar

View Answer Ans: B

20 - Question

At which part of the town of Harappa was
the granary located?
A. In the lower town
B. Within the citadel
C. Adjoining the River Ravi
D. Near the western gate of the town
View Answer Ans: C

21 - Question

Which one of the following pairs is NOT
correctly matched?
A. Ijara : A contractual system of revenue
B. Iqta : Revenue assignment for civil and
military service
C. Mansab : Official status of the nobles in the
sultanate administration
D. Khalisa : Directly administered land by the
Mughal emperor
View Answer Ans: A

22 - Question

Quit India Movement was launched in
A. 1942
B. 1947
C. 1936
D. 1941
View Answer Ans: A

23 - Question

Jyotiba Phule's Satyashodhak Samaj in the
late 19th century undertook
A. sanskritization
B. separate representation for untouchables
C. saving the lower castes from hypocritical
Brahmans and their opportunistic scriptures
D. attacking the caste system
View Answer Ans: B

24 - Question

Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use
of tobacco?
A. Muhammad Shah
B. Aurangzeb
C. Jahangir
D. Babur
View Answer Ans: C

25 - Question

With reference to Union Government,
consider the following statements :
1. The number of Ministries at the Centre on
15th August 1947 was 18.
2. The number of Ministries at the Centre at
present is 36.
Which of the statements given above is are
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
View Answer Ans: A

26 - Question

Why did Gandhi start the Dandi March?
A. None of these.
B. To break the Salt Law.
C. To boycott foreign goods.
D. To demonstrate against the policies of the
View Answer Ans: B

27 - Question

Which one of the following Indian leaders
was dismissed by the British from the Indian
Civil Service?
A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Surendranath Banerji
C. R. C. Dutt
D. Satyendranath Tagore
View Answer Ans: B

28 - Question

With reference to Great Bath of
Mohenjodaro, consider the following statements
-1. It was built by baked bricks.
2. The length of the Bath is 12 metres, breadth 7
mtrs and depth is around 2.5 metres.
3. The outer walls of the Bath are plastered by
on inch thick plaster of paris.
4. By the side of the Bath there were residence
of priests who use to come down for bath on
special occasions. Which of the above is/are
correct ?
A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1 and 4
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

29 - Question

Who of the following refused to allow the
adopted son of Lakshmi Bai to succeed to the
throne after the death of her husband and
subsequently annexed the State?
A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Lord William Bentinck
C. Lord Wellesley
D. Lord Canning
View Answer Ans: A

30 - Question

Tick the correct statement(s) out of the
I. Lothal is one of the most extensively
researched Harappan coastal site.II. A
tantalising signboard with the Indus Script has
been discovered at Dholavira in Gujarat, India.
III. Chanhudaro would have been on the trade
route from Lothal in Gujrat to Mesopotamia.
A. I and III
B. I and II
C. Only I
D. Only II
View Answer Ans: B

31 - Question

Non-Cooperation Movement was called off
by Gandhiji because
A. None of these
B. Of repressive measures adopted by the
C. Government accepted the demands of Indian
D. Of Chauri Chaura incident

View Answer Ans: D

32 - Question

The Jainas believe that Jainism is the
outcome of the teachings of 24 tirthankaras. In
the light of this statement, which one among the
following is correct of Vardhamana Mahavira?
A. He was the first tirthankara and the founder
of Jainism
B. He was not one of the 24 tirthankaras
C. He was the last and 24th tirthankara, who
was not considered as the founder of the new
faith but as a reformer of the existing religious
D. He was the 23rd tirthankara, the first 22
tirthankaras being considered legendary
View Answer Ans: C

33 - Question

Some of the important initiatives that
contributed to the strengthening of the Indian
National Movement were as follows:
1. Dandi March: Mahatma Gandhi
2. Poorna Swaraj Resolution at Lahore session of
the Congress: Jawaharlal Nehru
3. Bardoli Andolan: Abdul Ghaffar Khan
4. Red Shirts Movement: Sardar Patel Select the
A. Only 1
B. Only 3
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: D

34 - Question

What is the correct sequence of the
following events?
1. Rowlatt Act
2. Gandhi-lrwin Pact
3. Morley-Minto Reforms
4. Illbert Bill Select the correct answer using the
codes given below
A. 4, 3, 1, 2
B. 1, 2, 4, 3
C. 3, 4, 1, 2
D. 4, 1, 3, 2
View Answer Ans: A

35 - Question

'Pardah-Nashin' of Agra and 'Sharif Bibi' of
Lahore earns the distinction of being
A. Two of the earliest pedagogical texts for
B. Two of the earliest women's magazines edited
by women
C. Two novels written by women
D. Two of the earliest literary magazines for
View Answer Ans: B

36 - Question

Who among the following is known as the
'Heroine of 1942 Quit India Movement'?
A. Dr. Annie Besant
B. Aruna Asaf Ali
C. Suchitra Kriplani
D. Sarojini Naidu
View Answer Ans: B

37 - Question

Which one of the following was the primary
assembly in the Chola village administration?
A. Nadu
B. Sabha
C. Ur
D. Mahasabha
View Answer Ans: C

38 - Question

The famous court poet of Akbar was
A. Rahim
B. Tulsidas
C. Birbal
D. Bairam Khan Khankhana
View Answer Ans: A

39 - Question

With reference to Ryotwari Settlement,
consider the following statements :
1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to
the Government.
2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots.
3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before
being taxed.
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. None
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 1 only
View Answer Ans: D

40 - Question

Which of the following statements
regarding Ashoka's Dhamma is not correct?
A. The fifth Rock edict introduces the institution
of Dhamma maha mattas.
B. The policy of Dhamma was an attempt at
founding a new religion.
C. Rock edict XIII is of paramount importance in
the understanding of Ashokan policy of
D. Ashoka's Dhamma could not survive him.
View Answer Ans: B

41 - Question

Which were the factors that created
material culture in the Mauryas?
1. Use of iron
2. Plenty of punch-marked coins.
3. Abundance of Northern Black Polished Ware
4. Use of baked bricks Select the correct answer
by using the codes given below:
A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2, 4 and 5
View Answer Ans: A

42 - Question

The 'defeat was more mine than his...'
Gandhi said it for
A. C R Das
B. C Rajagopalacharya
C. Pattabhi Sitaramaya
D. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
View Answer Ans: C

43 - Question

What does the term Panchajana in Rig
Veda mean?
A. A group of five tribes of Aryans
B. A group of five heads of a village
C. A group of heads of five villages
D. A group of five tribes of non- Aryans
View Answer Ans: A

44 - Question

A remarkable chronicle called Chachnama
provides evidence about the treatment meted
out to non-Muslims in the Arab conquered
Sindh. Which of the following are true?
1. The Hindus in Sindh were deemed to be
treated at par with 'people of the book' (Jews
and Christians)
2. They were granted a large degree of tolerance
and so were their places of worship as long as
they paid the land tax (kharaj) and the poll tax
3. The grants that were earlier made to
Brahmans out of the state revenues were
Select the code for correct statements
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 only
D. 1 only
View Answer Ans: A

45 - Question

The University of Nalanda was set-up by
which Gupta ruler?
A. Samudragupta
B. Chandragupta II
C. Kumaragupta II
D. Kumaragupta I
View Answer Ans: D

46 - Question

Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria of Multan
belonged to:
A. Suhrawardi order
B. Naqshbandi order
C. Qadiri order
D. Chishti order
View Answer Ans: D

47 - Question

Which of the following was the
contribution of the Mauryas to the Tamil
A. Brahmi script
B. The art of stone-cutting and sculpture
C. Prakrit language
D. Art of engraving stone inscriptions
View Answer Ans: A

48 - Question

Panini and Patanjali are the renowned
names in the literary history of ancient India.
They flourished under which dynasty?
A. Guptas
B. Kushanas
C. Sungas
D. Pushyabhukti
View Answer Ans: C

49 - Question

'Din-i-Ilahi' was a movement of Akbar's
folly, not of his wisdom.' Who made this
A. S.R. Sharma
B. A.L. Srivastava
C. R.P. Tripathi
D. V.A. Smith
View Answer Ans: D

50 - Question

Who propounded the theory of Sullhi- Kul?
A. Tulsidas
B. Zainul Abidin
C. Akbar
D. Shaikh Farid

View Answer

Ans: C

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